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Mr Jimmy Logan - 4th Apr 1928 to 13th Apr 2001

Mr Jimmy Logan

On this day we remember Jimmy Logan OBE, FRSAMD. He was a Scottish performer, producer, impresario and director

He was born in Dennistoun in Glasgow into a family of entertainers and first appeared in pantomime in 1944 playing the cat in Dick Whittington and His Cat, an association with pantomime that continued throughout his life.

His first acting role was in 1949 in the film Floodtide. He also performed in Mary Poppins. Carry on Abroad and Carry On Girls.

He had a love of Theatre and as well as performing also purchased the Empress Theatre in 1964 and re-opened it as the New Metropole. He brought the rock musical Hair to the theatre in 1970 where it stayed for ten months and was seen by 200,000 people.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Glasgow Caledonian University in 1994, received an OBE in 1996 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1998.

He died of cancer in 2001, nine days after his 73rd birthday.